26/05/21

U11 Bears Boys’ Cricket House Match

St George’s 72 – St Philip’s – 60

Player of the Match: Jai Lewis

This is what it’s all about! There is no better sight than seeing the front field at BCS with all the boys in their cricket whites playing hard ball cricket. After nearly 2 years without a hardball cricket match the Year 6 boys were fantastic. As a group they have been a pleasure to work with in all sports but cricket is probably their strongest sport. The game was played in a fantastic spirit with the boys really living their BCS values. On the pitch the usual suspects of Harris Rahman and Konark Basu delivered but it was also great to see the performances of Neil “Mularitharan” Nair and Ateeb el “Herath” Hassan also known as the spin kings! On a damp wicket they bamboozled the St Philip’s batsman and made telling contributions. It is hard to single people out but for someone who doesn’t play cricket outside of school Jai Lewis showed huge potential with both bat and ball. His bowling was seriously fast and his calipso batting reminded me of a young Brian Charles Lara! For me the result was immaterial it was just great to see such a wonderful advert for BCS Sport. Well done all!

Mr Protherough

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26/05/21

U11 Pears Boys’ Cricket House Match

St Philip’s won by 11 runs

Player of the Match: George Qin

Blue skies, no wind and a packed front field filled with Cricket matches, it’s about time the weather allowed us to play some proper Cricket! St George’s selected to bat first with Kush and Alex opening. The runs quickly came with some lovely ground strokes being played and we were even treated to some impressive boundary shots. Kiran and Nathan were St George’s top scorers with 15 runs off 12 balls. Alternatively St Philip’s elected Daniel and Toby to open the bat, with a score of 56 to chase. With a whopping 20 runs between them Noah and Kelvin were St Philip’s top scorers. Once again, the house match went to the last over with either team in with a chance to win. However with a total of 67 runs St Philip’s took the victory. I was even allowed to sit back and enjoy the game as Toby Smoldon took charge of the game demonstrating some excellent scoring and umpiring skills. Well done to all involved!

Mr Melia

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24/05/21

U10 Bears Boys’ Cricket House Match

St George’s win by 6 runs

Player of the Match: Wilf Crow Marcetic

Undeterred by the looming black clouds, the Bears took to the field. St George’s opted to bat first with Greg and Aarya as openers. St Philip’s bowled effectively gaining 5 wickets within the 10 overs, Arjun Desai claiming two within one over. St George’s batted defensively however Remy and Aarya had a great last innings collectively scoring 21 runs off 12 balls. Similarly, St Philip’s took minimal risk at the crease apart from Arjun Gill who claimed multiple runs through early and quick thinking running between the wickets. James and Kanav scored a total of 19 in their opening innings. The game came down to the last ball with St Philip’s needing 1 run to draw, and 2 to win. Tension was in the air! The perfect ending wasn’t to be for St Philip’s who were bowled and caught on the very last ball securing a win for St George’s. A great first game for the U10 Bears with plenty more to work on. Well done all!

Mr Melia

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24/05/21

U10 Pears Boys’ Cricket House Match

St Philip’s won by 5 runs

Player of the Match: Harry Fraser

The U10 Pears game saw numerous players demonstrate their skills in shadow of the big black clouds above. Both teams bowled excellently with very few wides or no balls. The difference between the two teams was the fantastic batting of Jacob Romano and Tom Cowley who played nice and straight and ran effectively. What was also pleasing was the spirit the game was played in. Both teams worked well together and showed lots of respect to each other as well. Well done boys!

Mr Protherough

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24/05/21

U10 Jets Boys’ Cricket House Match

St Philip’s win by 1 run

St Philip’s 81-1 (net score 76); St George’s 90-3 (net score 75)

Player of the Match: Lucius Procter

The increasingly tempestuous conditions drove Trinity’s U10 Jet game indoors. St. Philip’s won the toss and elected to bat first, with openers Krish and Adam A-G setting the tone for an impressive batting performance. St George’s bowled precisely, cutting down on the extras they conceded, with accurate overs from Armaan and Roy and a wicket from Lucius restricting St. Philip’s to 81 runs. St. George’s opened their innings with a bang! Ismail, Joey and Roy chasing the St. Philip’s total with a mixture of great boundary hitting and quick running between the wickets. Excellent fielding from the St. Philip’s side, coupled with a mix up between the batsmen gave St. Philip’s their first wicket, leading to two more dismissals including a wicket maiden from Jia. A flourishing finish with the bat from Lucius was just not enough to get St. George’s over the line as they lost by 1 run! A great first game for the U10 Jets, well done to you all! 

Mr Matthews

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24/05/21

U10 Lions Boys’ Cricket House Match

 St Philip’s win by 25 runs

St Philip’s 77-1 (net score 72); St George’s 57-2 (net score 47)

Player of the Match: Zayn Ahmed

Again the horrendous May weather bought the U10 Lions game indoors but this didn’t dampen the spirits of both teams. St Philip’s elected to bat first. In a slow but steady start, Shawn and Faiz kept out some tight bowling by Wahid and Bikram but still managed to tick over the runs by some smart running between the wickets. Into the second batting pair, again both batsmen accumulated steady runs again some tight bowling from St George’s. Into the third batting pair, Jack bowled an accurate over with good pace but met the force of Zayn who despatched the ball towards the boundary with venom. With the last pair Xavier and Rayan, a good total looked on the cards for St Philip’s but Jack pegged them back, clean bowling the opposition to get minus 5 points from the opponent’s score. St Philip’s ended on a net score of 72 which looked strong but St George’s looked confident of chasing the total. Into the response and innings from St George’s there was a similar start to the innings with very watchful batting from Joshua and Wahid to keep out accurate bowling from Shawn and Abhav. Into the second pair Jack and Bikram looked to press the accelerate button picking up regular boundaries and upping the scoring rate, a close finish looked on the cards. Riyadh continued this making some smart decisions at the crease to keep the score ticking over for his St George’s team mates. However, a tight final two overs by Haoyang and Shawn, with Shawn picking up a wicket, restricted the St George’s batters’ scoring options and leaving their score 25 runs short. A tight game until the final two overs with all players impacting the game and probably the difference being some smart running between the wickets during the St Philip’s innings sneaking some extra runs for their team.

Mr Gregory

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24/05/21

U10 Bears Girls’ Cricket House Match

St Margaret’s 30-27 St Monica’s

Player of the Match: Evangeline Ernest and Lois Hughes

With an adapted pairs game being played on the astro due to the heavy rain both teams were still motivated to compete in their cricket match. St Margaret’s went into bat first and some good runs were made with Avni and Nush and Evangeline and Isabella scoring the most runs per pair. That said, St Monica’s took 6 wickets when bowling. St Monica’s also ran well as pairs and the highest scoring runs came from Ria and Beatrice by a longshot. The match came down to the last over and St Margaret’s managed to take a further two wickets to go into the lead. Chris from Complete Cricket stated at the end how pleased he was to see “how the girls had developed their bowling skills from week one to now” and how he “looked forward to seeing them in the second part of Trinity term having made even further progress.” I am hoping for some glorious weather so that I can take the girls on to the field and really watch them shine as they play such a beautiful game.

Mrs Bennett

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24/05/21

U10 Pears Girls’ Cricket House Match

St Margaret’s 61-72 St Monica’s

Player of the Match: Jaskiran Rai

A really close game this afternoon. Both teams played really well considering they are fairly new to Cricket. The girls demonstrated some good batting skills, hitting the ball with some power, making the game fast and exciting! We do need to improve our bowling skills though, keeping that arm straight, rocking back and bowling forwards. If we can nail the basics of bowling then the game will see a massive improvement. A number of runs were given from no balls which are subsequently very difficult to hit; overall though, the girls played really well and demonstrated a good understanding of the rules. Teamwork was strong from both houses, which is fantastic to see. Well done girls!

Mrs Somerville

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25/05/21

U9 Bears Boys’ Cricket House Match

St George’s win by 8 runs

St Philip’s 35-4 (net score 15); St George’s 43-4 (net score 23)

Player of the Match: Aditiya Solanki

In an enthralling house Cricket match the winner was to be decided with two deliveries left of the game. It was St George’s who were the victors in a high quality game of Cricket. After winning the toss and electing to field St Phillip’s were under pressure straight away with the loss of two early wickets from Aditiya’s quick and accurate bowling, despite this Toby hit a couple of lusty blows to try to regain the runs lost. Into the middle overs of the game Dan, Jai, Sam and Arjun showed a cautious approach not losing any wickets and accumulating some runs under pressure from some accurate bowling from St George’s, with Will picking up a wicket for his team. Into the final batting pair, Vidur played some audacious shots striking the ball with power into the gaps but in his and Tom’s attempt to take some more risks to get runs on the board, they lost a wicket to Hugo’s accurate bowling.

St Philip’s finished on a total of 35 for the loss of 4 wickets giving them a net score of 15. A score that was defendable but they probably would have a liked more on the board. In response there was a tentative start from the St George’s batters choosing to not lose early wickets under some accurate and aggressive bowling from Toby and Will. Things then turned with Dan picking up two wickets in an over to really put pressure on St George’s, whose batters then needed a response. This came from Hugo and Seb who demonstrated some excellent placement into the gaps and great running between the wickets to start to accumulate some runs for their side, and this off the impressive bowling of Jai. Into the final two overs 3 runs were needed but the batter had to ensure they lost no further wickets which would bring minus 5 runs off the total. A good start from the batting pair showing some nifty running between the wickets under siege from some quick bowling from Vidur who on his last delivery got and important wicket. Two runs needed off the final over with the loss of no wickets. Into the final over and a couple of delightful pull shots from Aditiya enabled St George’s to be the winners by 8 runs in a fiercely competitive game. An excellent standard of Cricket played with high quality bowling and batting. Areas to develop will be the batting for both teams, looking to find gaps in the field and showing more intent with their running between the wickets but a great afternoon was had by all players.

Mr Gregory

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25/05/21

U9 Pears Boys’ Cricket House Match

St George’s won by 9 runs

St Philip’s 45 – St George’s 54

Player of the Match: Rohan Sharu

The U9B team game was a real treat with both teams showing great team spirit and togetherness. Both teams demonstrated that they understood the basics of bowling with a straight arm and how to run effectively between the wickets. Xander Hawley struck the ball well as did Milo Todd. When it came to the crunch the accuracy in bowling of Rohan Sharu and Toby Agadagba told and St George’s hung on for the win.

Mr Protherough

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25/05/21

U9 Jets Boys’ Cricket House Match

St Philip’s win by 2 runs

Player of the Match: Yang He

Due to the sustained periods of rain we had to move the U9 Jets indoors into the sports hall. The change of location had no impact in terms of the drama and excitement resulting in an extremely closely contested game of pairs Cricket. St Philip’s selected to bat first with Tom and Otis opening. Within the confinement of the sports hall the batters had to be brave and alert to score runs. Despite this Nirvan and Rayyan scored a whopping 15 runs off 12 balls. St Philip’s finished the innings on 30 runs having lost 4 wickets to St George’s bowlers. Alternatively, opening the bat for St George’s were Bertie and Kingsley. Yang and Matthias were St George’s big scorers also scoring a grand total of 15 runs. The game came down to the final over in which either team could had stolen the win. Unfortunately for St George’s, St Philip’s hung on to their lead by just 2 runs. The game was played with the correct spirit and a great attitude towards the sport and each other. For me, the greatest success was seeing how much each and every player has progressed over the last 6 weeks. Well done everyone.

Mr Melia

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25/05/21

U9 Bears Girls’ Cricket House Match

St Margaret’s 84- 57 St Monica’s

Player of the Match: Sabreena Townsend

As ever, this group of girls never fail to disappoint! This Cricket game was really competitive and the girls gave each other a good game, making it a really fun afternoon. After the first innings, both teams were level pegging. Going into the second innings you could feel the nerves and the determination to win from both houses! St Margaret’s went into bat first. Whereas in the first innings the girls took too many risks that didn’t pay off, in the second innings, the girls played it a lot safer. Not overly cautious, but enough to not lose wickets. Having settled into the game a number of them were able to hit the ball with enough power to hit the boundary and score 4 runs, which worked in their favour. When St Monica’s went into bat they unfortunately couldn’t match St Margaret’s ability to hit the ball with such power and this is why St Margaret’s finished victorious, finishing 84- 57. Well done though girls, you all played really well.

Mrs Somerville

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25/05/21

U9 Pears Girls’ Cricket House Match

St Monica’s 44 – 76 St Margaret’s

Player of the Match: Taneesha Shetty

With the field still unplayable, the girls set up inside and after a brief explanation of the amended rules regarding runs scored hitting the walls and net rather than the boundary the girls began. St Margaret’s started with some great runs made by Eva Nicole and Serena which was increased further when Lucy hit a 4 when she came into bat. St Monica’s tried really hard to take wickets with Unayzah taking the first one. All of the girls played with a good spirit and respect for both each other and the game itself. and St Margaret’s came out the winners with the slightly better bowling on the day.

Mrs Bennett

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U9 Jets Girls’ Cricket House Match

St. Margaret’s 104 – 108 St Monica’s

Players of the Match: Jasmine Khazaei and Jolin Hu

This house match was played on a different format to the other house matches hence the high score line! The girls were really excited about playing their house match and the team spirit was very evident, it was a close game all the way through to the final batsman!
Super strikes by both Jasmine Khazaei & Jolin Hu added 30 plus runs to their house totals and were both deservedly awarded Man of Match. I was delighted to see that all the girls have have shown good progress & understanding of the game. Well played girls.

Mrs Potter

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26/05/21

U11 Jets Girls’ Cricket House Match

St Margaret’s 51 – 143 St Monica’s

Player of the Match: Poppy Griffin and Siyena Begh

An exhilarating match from start to finish! St Monica’s batted first, with each batter facing 1 Over each.

Mrs Potter

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26/05/21

U11 Bears Girls’ Cricket House Match

St Margaret’s win

Player of the Match: Charli C, Charlie S

At last the weather was fine for some outdoor cricket matches and the year 6 girls were in good spirits ready to represent their House. In the first innings St Monica’s were in the lead with some great batting from Charli C. However, both teams scores were mainly rising due to wide balls rather than runs scored. After some discussion we amended the bowling action and the match ball to enable more opportunity to bat and to score more by running between the stumps. St Margaret’s now seemed to thrive with the changes and Charlie S motivated her team to a victory. With both teams skills still progressing over the cricket term it was with great determination both teams continued to persevere with their bowling and I look forward to seeing their progress over the coming term.

Mrs Bennett

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26/05/21

U11 Pears Girls Cricket House Match

St Margaret’s 117 – 122 St Monica’s

Players of the Match: Antonella Ottengo and Georgina Byrne

The girls’ last house match of Year 6 and wow was it a good one. Their fierce competitive nature’s couple with some excellent batting skills made for a really fun afternoon of Cricket. It was fairly close for much of the game, both teams demonstrating some powerful batting skills and the confidence to make some quick runs. Both teams worked incredibly well together and supported each other throughout the game. At the end of the 1st innings St Monica’s were winning 78-65 St Margaret’s. Going into the 2nd innings, both houses knew what they needed to do! Impressively, St Margaret’s came back fighting, their ability to hit the ball to the boundary enabled them to score a number of 6s and 4s. This lead to St Margaret’s actually making more runs than St Monica’s (St Margaret’s 52- 44 St Monica’s) winning the 2nd innings. However, St Monica’s hard work in the 1st innings still meant they were victorious for this game. Finishing score St Monica’s 122- 117 St Margaret’s. Absolutely brilliant afternoon girls, well done!

Mrs Somerville